There are war-hawks in both Parties, but the Republicans became the ones most-broadly viewed as being pro-war, perhaps deservedly, due to the insanity of the Iraq War and the use of rendition and torture under the Bush regime.
Then Obama took office and, despite having run an anti-war campaign, bombed 8 countries in 8 years. Afghanistan, Iraq, Pakistan, Libya, Syria, Somolia, Pakistan, and Yemen.
The Deep State coup unfolded under both Republicans and Democrats who welcomed it with open arms. Today the Republicans are riding a wave of Trumpism, content with their twisted blend of misguided populism to disguise their overwhelming corporatism.
The Democrats rejected their own breed of populism (progressives) and opted to double-down on corporate ties. Which is why they lost in 2016, might only-barely take the House in 2018, definitely will not take the Senate in 2018, and are likely to lose in 2020.
And they know it.
In today’s political climate, a corporatist is less likely to defeat a populist and the Democrats happen to be very unpopular. And not just with the people, mind you, but also with their donors. By the end of 2017 the RNC, factoring in all debts, had nearly $40 million in cash. The DNC, factoring in all debts, had only $400,000. That’s a difference of 100:1. That’s not a fight, that’s a slaughter. Meanwhile, many of the very same donors who pledged to the Hillary campaign have already pledged to Trump’s 2020 run.
The Democratic strategy has predictably backfired and now they are losing both in terms of popularity with the people and the support of their donors on Wall Street. So where can they turn next?
The Deep State was more impressed with Obama than Bush because the people hated Bush for his war crimes but loved Obama in spite of his. Even worse, Americans didn’t just accept the lesser of the two evils but embraced the greater. The Democrats proved themselves to be better seducers of the public, a more effective conduit for the imperialist agenda of the military-industrial complex.
On the verge of collapse, the Democratic Party has become desperate enough to fast-track the gradual military-coup by directly fighting to fill Congressional seats with Deep State candidates. They are indeed transforming their Party from within, but not the way Bernie Sanders envisioned. Not with progressives.
If the Dems cannot have control of government, they are ensuring that no Party can. They intend to do this by filling their ranks with Deep State operatives. This would explain why the Democrats have been so readily-willing to vote for record-level defense spending even under Captain Cheese Doodle, to reiterate their dedication to the same vision as the Deep State: the continued spread of the American Empire.
Under Oligarchy, regular citizens are merely valued for their consumerism. This fuels Corporate America, as much of the resulting tax revenue is transferred to the Deep State under “defense spending” (aggressive regime-change wars). The “defense contractors” (arms dealers) who manufacture the weapons and equipment required for these military ventures are corporations like Lockheed Martin, Boeing Company, General Dynamics, and Raytheon.
See how the symbiotic cycle between corporations and the military-industrial complex works? The middle-men between the two, who decide the taxes for one side and the spending allocations on the other, belong to Congress. Imagine what would happen if Congress stepped out of the picture and ceased being any kind of stop-gap. that is now the strategy of the Democratic Party because the Republicans have resumed being the favorites of defense contractors. Democrats have to further step up their game or they’ll have lost favor with the people, corporations, and the military-industrial complex. Can’t have that! And all because they won’t just concede to a progressive takeover of their Party by Bernie Sanders. The Democrats are truly corrupted to the core.
I again urge U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders and Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard to start a new Party and abandon the Democrats completely. But make one thing for damned sure, the #DemExit movement must remain alive because the Democrats are the larger obstacle to progress.
Some of the above is my own connecting of the dots, but this article proves my primary point that the Democrats are promoting more Deep State candidates than any other subcategory in history.
It’s really not that difficult to reverse engineer the reasoning behind it.
From the article:
“One quarter of all the Democratic challengers in competitive House districts have military-intelligence, State Department or NSC backgrounds. This is by far the largest subcategory of Democratic candidates. National security operatives (57) outnumber state and local government officials (45), lawyers (35), corporate executives, businessmen and wealthy individuals (30) and other professionals (19) among the candidates for Democratic congressional nominations. Of the 102 primary elections to choose the Democratic nominees in these competitive districts, 44 involve candidates with a military-intelligence or State Department background, with 11 districts having two such candidates, and one district having three. In the majority of contests, the military-intelligence candidates seem likely to win the Democratic nomination, and, if the Democrats win in the general election, would enter Congress as new members of the House of Representatives.”
It is vital that we do not automatically run back into the arms of the Democratic Party merely because the Trump regime is so overwhelmingly repulsive. That’s what happened in 2008 when the Left ran to Obama as the alternative to Bush, neglecting the fact that no other candidate in history received more donations from Wall Street than him. We should have known better then.
We should know even better now.